Written in 1911, this piece was Bartok's first large-scale independent piano composition, and the first time he used the piano this percussively. There are many shifts in moods and dynamics from ppp to ffff, and a strong emphasis on accents and a variety of touches. There are excellent performance notes and historic information included by Dr. Hinson.

Allegro Barbaro, Sz. 49: Sheet 1998, Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

ISBN-13: 9780882848631

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